Good morning! It’s a very foggy start to the day here. We still have snow on the garden, though most of the roads are clear as we haven’t seen any snowfall for a week now. Yesterday felt really warm – I think it reached double digits. My car’s thermometer said 10 degrees Celsius, parked in the carport.
Last time I posted, I had five project bags made. I now have five more.
Still two to go to finish the set and then I’ll make more of a concerted effort to get them sold for CritterAid.
In between making these bags, I made a denim one for a change of pace.
Same technique, no batting.
Much as I love my animal bags, I’ll be glad when they’re done. I did finish a child size beanie this week using Caron Cupcakes yarn…
…which then led me to getting my swift and ball winder out and going through my yarns and tidying some up and turning some from hanks into cakes. I haven’t used any of my newest yarns, purchased last year. I suppose I’m thinking I should use up the older stuff first, but that could take a long time, especially at my current rate of production.
One technique I’d like to play with this year is double knitting, where you knit two layers at once using two colours and end up with a pattern on one side and the reverse pattern on the back. Like this Ampersand Dragon on Ravelry. I have printed the pattern and I think this will be my next knitting challenge. I have watched a few videos for cast ons and dealing with edges. Should be fun!
It’s a work day today so I’ll sign off here. Hope your day is wonderful, and happy crafting.
Your bags are always such fun! But I do love a pom pom on a beanie and your beanie is fab ❤
Well I just lost an hour down the double knitting rabbit hole! That’s on my list to try this year as well.
I think I have cracked the yarn holding bit, and I am getting into a better rhythm now.